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    Question Which screen??
    I am looking at the MacBook Pro. Which screen is the best, Glossy or Anti-Glare?? I know..I know it should be personal preference, but, what is the popular one and why?
    Thanks
    p.s. I am new to Mac's, like this will be my first.

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    why don't you hop on down to an apple store (or best buy, or any electronic store with macs) and give them a go yourself, and see which you like better.

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    I agree with ki99 to visit your local Apple Store and take a look.

    I personally went with the matte look although I initially thought the glossy would be better. However after looking first-hand at how the glossy reflected the light, I went with the matte. Considering I spend the majority of my time with my Mac either in a bright classroom or coffeehouse, it was a better fit for me.

    But do check it out yourself before making a decision. Good luck!

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    anti glare is my personal. Glossy makes my eyes hurt after a bit

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    I had a glossy on my old MacBook, didn't mind it that much. Picked up a MacBook Pro at Best Buy (no Apple stores near by) with out even thinking about it realized I bought a matte screen about a day later. Actually like the matte screen overall much more then the glossy.

    But as mentioned above its all about personal preference.

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    Glossy if you watch movies a lot or to just show off. Matte if you do motion graphics/design work. Glare is not your friend in these fields.

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